Sunday, 18 September 2011

Seeing red...

I bought this skirt off the lovely Jazmine back in May and when it arrived and I unwrapped it from it's beautiful packaging, I was stumped. I loved the colour and the volume but I wasn't sure how to style it so it disappeared to the back of the wardrobe unloved and unworn.


I refuse to be defeated though and so I pulled it out today to try with my new favourite top... I picked this up in my favourite charity shop and it has proven so versatile, adding that little bit extra to any outfit. This outfit turned out to be so so comfortable and I was surprised at how easy the skirt was to wear.

Skirt: Marks & Spencer via Jazmine, top: Warehouse via charity shop, belt: vintage Laura Ashley, shoes: Office, bag: Fiorelli (gift) 
Usually I would tuck my top into a high-waisted skirt but I left it untucked and belted it for a bit more definition... For some reason, the hemline of this top, with the skirt reminds me of a tulip...anyone else?!


A pop of red lipstick to top it all off! I never used to wear sleeved tops but recently I have been drawn to them, especially if they are sheer like this...


Outtake of the day comes courtesy of me trying to show how swooshy the skirt is, I love how my legs look about 2cm long, haha!


How would you have styled this? Do you like a sartorial challenge?
SHARE:

19 comments

Dani said...

I absolutely love this outfit, it's something I'd love to wear myself :) the top is beautiful! I think I'd probably have done the same as you and bought the skirt, then kept it hanging in the wardrobe baffled as to what to team it with... xxx

Vintage Reflection said...

This outfit is perfect, love that you've left the top with its pretty hem line out and yes it does remind me of a tulip :-) the skirt is fab and the length looks lush on you. xx

Catherine said...

It looks lovely just the way you styled it - I would of tucked it in with a fitted top and cinched in the waist - Thanks for adding and commenting hun - loving your blog Catherine XxXx

Caroline said...

Love the top, so pretty! The skirt looks great with it and perfect the way you styled it with the belt! x

Tabitha said...

The outfit looks so well put-together! It's beautiful, love the shapes. Would never have guessed you didn't know how to style it at first

T x

Steph0188 said...

ADORE this! May possibly be one of my fav outfits on you.
LOVE the colour of the skirt, and the top is bloody gorgeous!xxx

Gem said...

what a lovely top, love the scalloped edge. I find it quite hard to dress my midi without looking frumpy. You did a great job
x

Ilse said...

you look good in red lipstick, lady! gives you a really classic look

misspond said...

Gorgeous skirt, goes so well with the brogues :)

Charlotte oxo said...

This is such a classic outfit, I really like how you don't follow the typical trends and dress to flatter your figure :)

Sherin said...

Love the skirt. It's such a beautiful colour! You styled it great. The untucked white shirt, woth the belt, is perfect.

Preziosa said...

You are so lovely!!!

Hannah said...

the skirt is lovely Maria, I'm glad you decided to give it another go because it looks great on you


Bow Dream Nation xx

ScienceGeek said...

This outfit is truly beautiful! I love the top.xx

Winnie said...

I think you did a lovely job styling up this skirt Maria! How beautiful is Jazmine's packaging? So much care and thought went into that, bet you didn't rip through that packaging...more like carefully peeling off the corners!

Anyway, yes very Tulip like, skirt goes perfectly with the slick of red lippy, adorable.

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Great outfit!! Love the entire look...

Red Boots said...

Love the outfit! I would have worn it with a top and blazer, but then i do love a good blazer!! x

fritha louise said...

You look amazing! I can't believe you found that top in a charity shop, I never find anything decent in them!

Miss Twinkle said...

amazing, i love the top and the color of the skirt ♥

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
© Frills 'n' Spills. All rights reserved.
BLOGGER TEMPLATE DESIGNED BY pipdig